I was reminded while working on the projects for the book, to savor every stitch, every opportunity to sew. That sounds a bit silly, but when I asked my blog readers why they choose handmade (in this post); it was the most inspiring set of comments I've ever had. No one, not one person said they make things because it's fast or easy. They said things like they are compelled to, it fills their soul. Words like accomplishment, satisfaction, and joy filled the comments. That "quick and easy" culture slips into the world of quilting. It's not quick or easy for me. Sometimes its damn hard, but I savor each stitch I put in or tear out. Many people tell me I work quickly, but I don't, I just work a lot.
All that pent up sewing will have to wait a few more days. My hubby decided to break his shoulder over the holidays (cute story, but if I want to keep my good wife status I'm keeping it to myself!) Since his work requires him to travel and being the one armed man doesn't work very well I get to be the spouse valet. There's always an up side. I get to be with my hubby instead of home alone. I'll take my sketchbook, and pencils and be a happy camper.